Posted by: bluesyemre | April 29, 2021

The National Covid Memorial Wall

The National Covid Memorial Wall is a public mural painted by volunteers to commemorate victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Stretching a more than a third of a mile along the South Bank of the River Thames in London, opposite the Palace of Westminster, and just outside St Thomas’ Hospital, the mural consists of thousands of red and pink hearts, intending to have one heart for each of the approximately 150,000 casualties of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom (at the time of the mural’s commencement). The intent was for each heart to be “individually hand-painted; utterly unique, just like the loved ones we’ve lost”. The mural was organized by campaign group COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, and painting first commenced in the week encompassing the end of March 2021.

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